Dr. Nicholas Medendorp, Jr. was named CEO of PhotonMD. Medendorp, founder of PhotonMD, holds more than 80 US patents in LED and lighting products. Previously, Medendorp served as vice president, medical devices at Novan where he led the team responsible for the creation and development of medical devices.
Biolase recruited James D. Surek as vice president of sales, Americas. Mr. Surek brings with him more than 24 years of experience in medical device sales and sales leadership in start-up, turnaround and high-growth environments. Most recently, Mr. Surek served as the vice president of sales for Entellus Medical.
ContraFect Chairman and CEO Steven C. Gilman has taken temporary medical leave. Dr. Gilman will continue to serve as chairman during his temporary leave of absence. He is expected to return to his CEO role in the third quarter of 2017. Six of the company’s executive officers will assume the duties of CEO until his return.